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Shun Oguri, Haruma Miura Star in Captain Harlock CG Remake Film

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shinji Aramaki-directed CG film based on Leiji Matsumoto's sci-fi classic to open on September 7

Actors Shun Oguri (live-action Gokusen's Uchi, live-action Space Brothers' Mutta, Crows Zero's Genji) and Haruma Miura (live-action Gokusen's Ren, live-action Kimi ni Todoke's Kazehaya) will star in Toei's Captain Harlock computer-graphics film. Oguri will play Captain Harlock and Miura, in his first voice acting role, will play a new character created for the film named Yama. Yama is a young man who infiltrates the Arcadia in an attempt to assassinate Captain Harlock. Additionally, the following cast will play crew members on the Arcadia: Yū Aoi, Arata Furuta, Ayano Fukuda, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Maaya Sakamoto, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, and Chikao Ohtsuka.

Toei Animation has also released a new trailer to announce the release date in Japan of September 7. The first 30 seconds of the below video are new, and the rest of the video is the same as the teaser trailer previously released last month.

In Leiji Matsumoto's original 1977-79 manga, the title character rebels against Earth's inept government and fights for humanity with his crew of 40 aboard the invincible space battleship Arcadia. The manga inspired a 1978-1979 television anime series, a few features, and the sequel Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX.

Writer Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC novels, live-action Bōkoku no Aegis) reconstructed the story to reflect the themes of modern society, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) is directing with the latest filmmaking technology in the style of a Hollywood production. This film has Toei Animation's highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over 30 million U.S. dollars.

Source: animeanime.jp

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip.

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